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kit, sewing

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  • Other titles
    • military holdall [WW1] (descriptive name)
    • hussif (alternative)
    • housewife (alternative)
  • Description
    Holdall [WW1]
    cotton fabric, tapered at one end with ties for rolling up; at other end a 'pocket'; a strip of fabric along length, forming loops for inserting small personal items, such as haircombs; empty
    Would have contained thread, needles and buttons when in use for repairing uniforms
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hussif sewing kit 1997x2.31
hussif sewing kit 1997x2.31


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1997x2.31
  • Notes
    cotton hussif or sewing kit
    This is a holder for needles, pins, safety pins, buttons and thread - used as a swing kit by men in the field to alter or mend their own clothing. They were rolled up and tied with the tapes for easy transport and storage.
  • Subject category
  • Production
    not known (maker)
    [World War 1, 1914-1918], Wars
  • Consists of
    bag › canvas
    cotton fabric
  • Dimensions
    0 - Whole height x width x depth/length : 130 x 250mm
  • Classification
    military (Level 1)
    › personal gear (Level 2)
    › kit, sewing (Level 3)
  • Record created
    28 May 2004

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